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Public Open Houses on Draft Wild Salmon Policy Implementation Plan (2018-2022)

Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) is holding public open houses in BC and Yukon in the fall of 2017 to provide details and receive feedback on its draft plan to implement Canada’s Policy for Conservation of Wild Pacific Salmon (Wild Salmon Policy).


About the Wild Salmon Policy

The goal of the Canada’s Policy for Conservation of Wild Pacific Salmon (Wild Salmon Policy (WSP)) is to restore and maintain healthy and diverse salmon populations and their habitats for the benefit and enjoyment of the people of Canada in perpetuity.

Read the Wild Salmon Policy on the DFO website.

About the Draft Implementation Plan

Fisheries and Oceans Canada is in Phase 3 of a four-phase consultation process on a draft plan to implement the WSP. Phase 3 includes a series of public open houses to share information and receive feedback on the plan. Phase 4 will be ongoing; it will involve reviewing the plan to keep it current and reporting out on progress.

Read the Draft 2018-2022 Wild Salmon Policy Implementation Plan - For Consultation.

Schedule of Public Open Houses

Open houses have been held in Kamloops, Penticton and Victoria.

Here is the schedule of upcoming public open houses:

  • Nanaimo: October 24, 2017
  • Prince Rupert: October 24, 2017
  • Campbell River: October 25, 2017
  • Smithers: October 25, 2017
  • Vancouver: October 30, 2017
  • Prince George: November 1, 2017
  • Chilliwack: November 16, 2017
  • Port Alberni: November 20, 2017
  • Whitehorse: November 29, 2017

Details of these meetings are available on the DFO website.

Everyone is welcome to drop in (between 6:30 and 8:30 pm) at any of the open houses and provide feedback. Please share the information with anyone you think has an interest in the Wild Salmon Policy.

The Fraser Basin Council is providing support at the upcoming open houses in Vancouver, Prince George and Chilliwack.


If you cannot attend an open house, but would like to learn more, you can register for a webinar that will be hosted by DFO on November 9:

Webinar on Draft Wild Salmon Policy Implementation Plan (2018-2022)
November 9, 2017 (11:00 am – 12:00 noon)

To join the WebEx session at the scheduled time, please go to:
For an audio connection: 1-877-413-4788
Conference ID: 795 266 4
Conference Password: WSPIP

Online Feedback

If you cannot attend an open house, but would like to provide feedback on the implementation plan, you are invited to submit comments (by December 15, 2017) through an implementation plan workbook on the DFO website. The workbook is available in web form and PDF formats.

See Draft 2018-2022 WSP Implementation Plan Workbook.

For More Information

To learn more about the Public Open Houses, please visit the DFO website.

Questions can be directed to:

WSP Coordinator:

Attention: Policy Branch
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
200-401 Burrard Street
Vancouver, BC V6C 3S4

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About the Fraser Basin Council

The Fraser Basin Council (FBC) is a charitable non-profit organization that brings people together to advance sustainability in the Fraser River Basin and throughout BC. Established in 1997, FBC is a collaboration of four orders of government (federal, provincial, local and First Nations) along with those from the private sector and civil society. We work with people in multiple sectors, helping them find collaborative solutions to today’s issues through a commitment to the social, economic and environmental dimensions of sustainability. Our focus is on healthy water and watersheds, action on climate change and air quality and strong, resilient communities and regions.

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To reach us, see FBC Offices and FBC Staff.

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Fraser Basin Council
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